Originally Posted by dishrich
But, you basically ARE stereotyping rural markets - us "hicks in the sticks up here in Springpatch" want HD just as much as y'all down yonder in St.Louie.
Not to sound preachy, but some of you guys in your larger markets seem to take what YOU get for granted & assume that ONLY a tiny fraction of the population is missing out. Sorry, but there is a LOT more of us out there than you really know about...
Maybe, but there is still more in St. Louis. That's my point.
Let's just look at it from a business perspective...how much larger is the St. Louis Metro area compared to the Springfield one? How many more people have HD tv sets? How many more people already have some form of HD service? How many stations broadcast in HD?
If you have limited satellite space for rolling out these channels, which market are going to go for FIRST?
Obviously if it would be more profitable in Bethany or Jacksonville or wherever, they would add it first.
One of things that you have to accept in a "rural area" is that you are usually the last to get something right? And you are not even rural, per se. You are in Springfield. But we also hear of rural areas not having cell phone coverage or DSL, etc...it comes with the peace and quiet and cost of living there.
Shoot, St. Louis is usually in the "last" category...we were the last of the major markets to get a UPN and we don't have ION. Not that those channels are make or break "must-haves", just saying.
I've long accepted the fact the St. Louis is always going to be near the bottom of everything because its a small city in the Midwest. Whether its TV or sports or concerts. No big A-Rod or Soriano deals coming here.
Like I said, D* has a new sat and another one on the way. By the time th HR-21 becomes common, you'll probably have your locals.
Besides, can't you get a waiver?